One of the first-ever fitness wearables was so dangerous it was banned by the US government for causing miscarriages and hernias. The line between “convenient exercise device” and “ornate torture tool” was thinner back in the 1950s.
New York in the years after World War II was a city more prosperous and more modern than anything the world had seen—and it spawned a whole culture unto itself, distributed in newspapers, magazines, and advertisements. This was the era of Madison Avenue Men, and Mac Conner was their illustrator.
In the late 1960s, the telecommunications revolution was in full swing. Yet the logo of its biggest innovator, AT&T, had remained the same for 80 years. It was time for a complete brand overhaul, so AT&T tapped legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to do it. After working on a new logo for one year—one year!—this is…
The AMC show Mad Men is in its final season, with its mid-season finale (yeah, I don't know what that means exactly either) airing this past Sunday. The show started with 1960 as its backdrop, and we now see characters in the world of 1969. A lot changed in that decade and, of course, it's a fictional representation…
If there is something that transports us directly to the world of Mad Men it is its award winning set design. I can't believe some of these aren't real places.
It's probably my own anticipation for the upcoming X-Men movie and my enjoyment of Mad Men coloring the lens a little bit but this ad that combines the two worlds and characters together is actually pretty funny. Completely ridiculous but in an enjoyable way.
AMC came up with these playful ads—starring the Mad Men cast as models—in a campaign targeting Emmy Award voters. They are made in a distinctly sixties style and almost seem like the creations of Sterling Cooper & Partners.
A 96-year old Toronto woman is finally moving out of her quaint little house. The story isn't anything out of the ordinary—until you realize that she's lived there for 72 years and apparently hasn't redecorated once. Oh, and she has amazing taste.
84-year-old Milton Glaser—one of the world's most sought-after graphic designers, who left an indelible mark on advertising in the 1960s—has designed the posters and promotional pieces for the next and final season of Mad Men.
With its hovering videophone, modern dictation machine and space pod design, this 1961 executive desk of tomorrow would fit in better on the ISS than at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
As much as we love science fiction and fantasy here, we have to admit they have a limited range. Or do they? Mainstream shows don’t have aliens or gnomes, but sometimes they capture the feelings of otherworldliness and outrageousness better than scifi and fantasy. What are your favorite stealth genre shows?
According to Florida Today, writers from AMC's hit period drama are working on a new TV series about America's 1960s space program and the journalists who covered it.
What if the advertising minds of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce were tasked with created a fantasy television show for women? In this Funny or Die sketch, Peggy Olson tries her best to pitch a Buffy-like series to her coworkers, but they turn it into something else entirely.
This is the sixth in a 24-part series looking at every episode of “The Jetsons” TV show from the original 1962-63 season.
Great news for Dish subscribers—you're getting The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men back. Dish Networks and AMC have finally settled their legal battle, so consider your Sunday nights salvaged.
WNYC has put together this handy guide to the NYC hotspots frequented by characters in AMC's Mad Men.
Babylon 5 was a ground-breaking TV show in many ways — but a couple of episodes, in particular, stand out as especially influential on television as a whole. When we were preparing yesterday's roundup of the 10 TV episodes that changed television, we wanted to include an episode of Babylon 5, so we consulted Babylon 5…
Do AMC's popular Mad Men and The Walking Dead taste great together? Walking Dead Mad Men answers that question in the undead halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, where the men are zombies, the women are chow, and Lori Grimes is still awful.
Mad Men Season 5 premieres this Sunday. The show's been gone for basically two years, but its popularity hasn't gone anywhere. Here's everything you'll need to nerd out on your favorite advertising renegades hard enough to make everyone else at your viewing party feel uncomfortable.